Fast and Simple Card!

Whenever I have to make quantity/fast cards, I like to use simple designs! Here is a style I have used many times, and just keep changing the colors! Here’s one from the past with the same design HERE.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Many Thanks
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Pear Pizzaz 1/2″ Stitched Ribbon

FUN WEEKEND!!!

Hi Stamping Friends! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in awhile! There were 3 deaths in 3 days of people I knew…..not to mention school starting, and I kind of had a BIG BIRTHDAY this past weekend! Whew!

Here is a picture of my hubby and I on our motorcycle trip from my birthday weekend. He surprised me with a trip to MANY cities, and ended up at the Grand Canyon for an overnight. We had a GREAT ADVENTURE, lots of laughs, and a really fun time.

Thank you for the many birthday greetings and beautiful cards! I will be posting them over the next weeks. But to start things off, here is a card I received from Nancy Riley about a month ago. Isn’t this amazing? You can’t go wrong with the stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral! LOVE that set! Nancy has an amazing blog, you can visit it HERE.

June Stamp Club Projects

Here are the Stamp Club projects for June!

The watercoloring technique is really popular right now. I first saw this on Patty Bennett’s blog. She has an amazing video tutorial that can be found HERE. I love how each flower comes out so different than the next!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Craft White Ink
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Regal Rose/Cameo Coral/Barely Banana Reinkers, Aqua Painter, 5/8″ Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon

This card is a Tri-Shutter Card. There are many of these on Splitcoast. I’m not sure who originated the pattern, but I found a great tutorial for this card on The Craftiblog, which can be found HERE. Another fun card to use up those small scraps of DP!


Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Only Ovals, Priceless
Ink: Craft White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Paper: Kraft 12×12, Parisian Breeze DP, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Flower Daisies #2 Die Cut, Big Shot Machine, Scallop Oval, Build a Brad (Antique Brass), 1/4” Punch

12×12 cardstock is cut to 5 1/2 x 12. Score on the long side at 2″, 4″, 8″, and 10″.

Make a cut with an exacto knife 1 1/2” from the edge starting at the 2” scoreline and ending at the 10” scoreline. Do this on both sides.

Add decorative paper!!

The last project was showcasing the way to sponge a background. I first saw this card on Chat’s blog, which can be found HERE. (Warning, you’re going to fall in love with Chat’s blog!) All you do for the landscape is tear a scratch piece of paper and sponge close the edge. Then take a 2nd color, and move the piece of paper up a bit and at an angle, and sponge another layer. Then switch back to the original color and move the paper again. Recipe:Stamp Set: Branch Out, Very VersatilePaper: Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Very VanillaInk: Close to Cocoa, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Sponge

More Fifth Avenue Floral

Here’s another version of a card we did last month. Can’t get enough of this stamp set!!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Very Versatile
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Scallop Oval/Large Oval Punches, Red Brads

May Stamp Club Projects

This is my new favorite stamp set!! You’ve got to get this set for FAST and EASY cards!

This card was a case of Kerri’s awesome card, which can be found HERE. I love the simplicity of the card she designed.

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations

Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon

This card was totally inspired/cased from my stamping buddy, Nancy Riley. Her card can be found on her blog iSTAMP, which is HERE. I have always loved this design (SCS Sketch Challenge 187). I will be sad to see this paper retiring soon….



Recipe:

Stamp Set: Define Your Life, Tart and Tangy

Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Rockabilly, Whisper White

Ink: Basick Black, Real Red, Old Olive

Accessories: Library Clip, Dimensionals, 5/8″ Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Last but not least, a little baby gift card holder! Susie first came up with this idea, found HERE. I saw THIS version on Holly McMillan’s blog and LOVED it! I cased it for this month’s 3-D item.



Recipe:Paper: Whisper White, Bashful BlueAccessories: Large Scallop Big Shot Die (bonnet, cut in half) Scallop/1 3/8″/1 1/4″ Circle Punches, Brads, Buttons, Blue Gingham Ribbon

The box is a 4″ x 5″ piece of paper, scored 1″ around the edges, then folded into a box.

Hope you enjoyed the projects!